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Executive Assistant

  • Gordon Food Service

  • Delta, BC, Canada

  • Posting Date: Aug 22, 2022

  • Expiry Date: Feb 18, 2023

  • Job ID: 26479

Expired FEATURED SPONSORED Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description

Gordon Food Service has an opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant who will be responsible for a number of administrative duties.  We are seeking an individual with a passion for taking on challenges.  Reporting to the President of the BC Division, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with strong business acumen, strong attention to detail and previous experience providing senior-level support.  Candidates must have the ability to interact professionally while maintaining confidentiality.  The ability to work independently and prioritize in a fast-paced changing environment is crucial. 


What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, and EFAP Benefits after 30 days of employment

  • Comprehensive customizable benefits program to suit you and your family needs including dental, vision, prescription drugs and extended health coverage

  • Company matched retirement program 

  • Annual bonus and profit sharing 

  • Training and career advancement opportunities

  • Gordon Food Service product discounts 

  • Employee appreciation events

  • Family culture

  • 125 year, family owned and operated company history



  • Provide administrative support to the President and 4 Directors for the BC division

  • Coordinate full-scope meetings and large events for over 800 employees (Town Halls, Annual Celebrations, Family Day etc.)

  • Manage various internal calendars 

  • Coordinate travel plans for leadership in Concur

  • Approve and submit time cards for the leadership team in UKG/Kronos

  • Direct communication with employees internally and externally

  • Support and direct various committees (Community Sharing, Annual Celebration, Upgrowth Collective)

  • Draft and edit emails, announcements, minutes, and presentations

  • Prepare and submit expense reports on behalf of the senior leadership team

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers

  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion

  • Coordinate and arrange meetings, including preparing agendas and creating presentations/supporting documents, reserving facilities, and manage corresponding budgets

  • Act as a resource center for a variety of processes and systems (company programs, expenses, policies)  



Skills You Bring

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • The ability to work confidentially and independently

  • Ability to prioritize tasks in high energy environment

  • Ability to solve problems under pressure and provide creative solutions when necessary

  • Negotiation experience with external vendors

  • Goal oriented, motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Be able to work within tight time demands

  • Special event planning/hospitality experience

  • A strong knowledge of Google Suite

  • Knowledge of UKG/Kronos, Concur and Ariba software is preferred

  • Minimal local travel may be required

  • Relevant education and three to five years’ prior experience in mid-to senior-level administration, business, management, or related field preferred



Gordon Food Service is the largest, privately held foodservice distributor in North America.  The best restaurants and food service locations trust us to deliver their products promptly and safely every single day.  Our family-owned company has a history of developing great people – and our people are what set us apart.  Every person we hire is important and we are proud to have built the kind of company that both develops careers and creates lasting friendships.



What We Value, You Value

We are committed to building a strong relationship with our local community through our Community Sharing Committee.


*We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration shall be contacted*

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for the next stage will be contacted.   Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.  All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to any enumerated or analogous grounds of discrimination, including race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, sexual orientation or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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